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Lock-in Drill Announcement:

posted Feb 11, 2015, 12:02 PM by Lori Cowan-Lane

Sherwood High School takes student safety very seriously.  In order to be prepared for any type of emergency and to be consistent in our response, we try to practice every situation that could possibly impact our school. 

During the week of February 17 – 20 we will be practicing for a Lock-In situation.  To prepare, we are asking staff to review our Lock-In procedures with each of their classes on Tuesday, February 17.  The actual drill will be unannounced to both students and staff and will occur sometime during the week of Feb. 17-20.

 During the month of February, the Sherwood School District will participate in lock-in drills at all seven school buildings, the second drill of the school year.  As a next step in the preparedness training related to lock-ins, the District is offering the opportunity for schools to conduct this round of drills for students and staff as “unannounced”.  Recognizing that each school’s emergency plans or student needs may differ, it is up to the discretion of the school’s administrators who will know about the drill in advance, as well as how much advance notice will be given regarding date and time.  

During the lock-in, staff and students are secured within their individual classrooms/offices and there is no movement in the building.  No one will be allowed to enter or exit the campus until the drill has been completed.

 

Since the lock-in drills held in October, intruder lock adjustments and additions have been made, and blinds have been installed.  Emergency radios that will be able to communicate with all District buildings including the District Office and Support Services at Cipole Road are now ordered and we anticipate their installation this month.


The lock-in drills provide valuable feedback for the District’s Emergency Preparedness Team.  The dates and times of each building’s drill will be shared with building administrators and Board members.  Both Sherwood Police and our local TVF&R Station 33 will again be invited to provide feedback during the drills.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ken Bell, Principal

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